J. D. Lambert

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A theory of weak stability for linear multistep methods for the numerical solution of Volterra integro-differential equations is developed, and a connection between this theory and the corresponding theory for ordinary differential equations is established. In addition, the order of such methods is discussed, and a new starting procedure is proposed and(More)
Fourteen phenotypic characters were chosen for the purpose of obtaining taxonomic evidence on the resemblances of 177 accessions of sorghum from North Shewa and South Welo regions of Ethiopia. Canonical Discriminant Analysis (CDA) and Modeclus cluster analysis were conducted to see if the 177 accessions could form clusters based on their morphological(More)
Accessions representing twenty eight landraces of maize were assessed for susceptibility to the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais in standardized resistance tests. Susceptibility parameters such as weight loss of grain, number of insect progeny produced, the Dobie index of susceptibility, and oviposition on grain were found to vary significantly by genotype,(More)
Alpha-terthienyl (α-T), a naturally occurring polyacetylene derivative from roots ofTagetes erecta L., and phenylheptatriyne (PHT), from leaves ofBidens pilosa L., were tested as possible allelopathic agents against four seedling species (Asclepias syriaca L.,Chenopodium album L.,Phleum pratense L.,Trifolium pratense L.).Asclepias was the most sensitive of(More)
We quantitatively examined the relationships between Sorghum landrace diversity at the field level and environmental factors and farmers’ selection practices in north Shewa and south Welo regions of Ethiopia. Surveys were conducted on 260 randomly selected farmers’ fields. The altitude and size of each field were recorded. Sorghum plants at 5 m intervals(More)
Total above ground plant biomass in a 45 year old seasonally dry tropical hardwood forest was estimated to be approximately 56,000 kg/ha oven dry weight. Nutrients immobilized in the standing vegetation were: N, 203 kg/ha; P, 24 kg/ha; K, 234 kg/ha; Ca, 195 kg/ha; Mg, 47 kg/ha; Na, 9 kg/ha; Mn, 1 kg/ha; Cu, 0.5 kg/ha; Zn, 3 kg/ha; Fe, 4 kg/ha. Total(More)
Toxicity tests, in accordance with the Minimal Data Requirements (Tier 1) of the OECD Guidelines for Pre-Market Chemicals, were conducted on a standard extract (Endod-S) from the unripe berries of Phytolacca dodecandra, a potent botanical molluscicide of potential importance in the control of schistosomiasis. In acute mammalian toxicity tests, except for(More)
Plant lifeform composition and levels of nutrients accumulated by fallows aged 1, 2 and 3 years under shifting (milpa) cultivation in Belize were measured. Levels of N, P and K allocated to leaves rapidly reached a plateau in 1 year old fallows with little increase in 2 and 3 year old sites. In stem material, K was accumulated rapidly, with little increase(More)
Factors contributing to resistance of maize to infestation by the corn weevilSitophilus zeamais were investigated in four populations of indigenous and improved maize from Belize. Resistance was related to the antifeedant properties of grain as well as sugar content and mechanical hardness. Grain extracts of all populations of maize significantly reduced(More)
The (E)-ferulic acid content of the grain of nine populations of land races of maize derived from CIMMYT's collections was found to be negatively correlated to susceptibility characteristics towards the maize weevilSitophilus zeamais. Correlation coefficients for six susceptibility parameters and (E)-ferulic acid content were significant and ranged from(More)